unavoidable casualty


: unavoidable accident
also : an unavoidable circumstance that prevents the timely performance of a procedural act (as the filing of an answer) by a party or the party's lawyer compare excusable neglect

Note: As with excusable neglect, showing evidence of unavoidable casualty will relieve a party from a default judgment or a time limit.

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“Unavoidable casualty.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/unavoidable%20casualty. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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